Charles J. Kennedy, 86, of Endwell, N.Y., died Sunday. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Anna M. Antalek Kennedy.
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He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Endicott, N.Y., a retired 30-year employee of IBM Endicott and a member of its Quarter Century Club. He was also a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was the owner/operator of one of the first TV repair shops in the area as well as a pioneer in computer science.
He is also survived by five children, Charles M. Kennedy and wife, Lynette, Endwell; James F. Kennedy, Dacona, Colo.; Suzanne Verity and husband, Christopher, Maine, N.Y.; David Kennedy and wife, Nadine, Johnson City, N.Y.; Patricia DeMarle and husband, David, Burnt Hills, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Patrick Kennedy and partner, Ashley Valenti; Matthew Kennedy, Jo Anne Eckert, Connor, Maeve and Ryan Verity, David Kennedy, Margaret, Dorothea and Josephine DeMarle; four great-grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Kennedy and Catelyn and Deneese Eckert; a brother, Robert Kennedy, and wife, Rosemarie; a sister, Mary Maddox; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna Lentes Kennedy; brothers, Joseph, John, Aloysius, Francis, Paul, Lawrence, Thomas and Jerome Kennedy; sister, Anna Stephens; and great-grandson, Derick Eckert.
Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 207 Hayes Ave., Endicott. Burial will be private. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Joseph's Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 1, 2014